History

Diab has been at the leading edge of composite core material development for over sixty years, supplying a wide range of markets including marine, wind energy, transportation, aerospace and industry.

1950
Diab’s founder Bertil Diedrichs acquires the Nordic agent for Kleber foam.

1967-1969
Diab is established as a company. Divinycell H is launched and production is relocated to Laholm.

1982-1983
Diab sets up subsidiaries in the USA and Australia.

1994
Diab merges with Polimex.

1996
ISO 9001 certified.

2000
ISO 14001 certified.

2001-2005
Ratos and 3i acquire Diab. Divinycell HP, a high-performance variant of H, is launched. Manufacture in Lithuania and balsa wood processing in Ecuador start.

2006-2008
Diab starts production in Kunshan, China and expands its production plant in DeSoto, Texas. Divinycell P is launched for the transport market, and Divinycell F for Aerospace. New sales organizations are set up in Poland, Spain, India, Canada and Taiwan.

2009
Ratos becomes principal owner. New sales organization is set up in the United Arab Emirates.

2010
Divinycell Matrix 7-7 is introduced. Composites Consulting Group, CCG, is launched globally. CCG provides consultancy services in composite technology.

2011
Divinycell F is supplemented with F40, which further reduces the weight of the interiors of commercial aircraft.
In material finishes, One Directional Cut (ODC) and Grid Score Thin (GST) are launched, both of which significantly reduce the weight and costs of composite applications.

2012
Divinycell F is supplemented with F130, used as edge fill for both foam and honeycomb panels for the aerospace industry.

2013
Core Selection Guide is introduced on our website, a tool to help you zero in on the types of cores best suited to your application.

2014
New sales organization is set up in Korea.
Diab introduces three new core materials: Divinycell HM, Divinycell PN and Divinycell PX300.

2015
A completely new responsive website is launched, providing superior usability for smart phones and tablets.